PATH HMIS Webinar Announcement

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SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) presents: 
Privacy and Confidentiality in HMIS: 42 CFR Part 2
July 28, 2015
12:00-1:30 PM (EDT) 
This webinar will provide an overview of 42 CFR Part 2 regulations as they relate to entering and storing Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) client data in Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and practical guidance around the implementation of these regulations. The presenters will also explain how to resolve common issues and/or concerns that may arise when entering PATH client data in HMIS, while maintaining compliance with 42 CFR Part 2 regulations. 
This webinar is part of a series of HMIS webinars that address privacy and confidentiality issues when entering PATH client data in HMIS. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key components of 42 CFR Part 2 regulations as they relate to entering and storing PATH client data in HMIS;
  • Understand how to apply 42 CFR Part 2 regulations when addressing privacy and confidentiality issues;
  • Review local policies and procedures, as well as understand whether changes are needed to ensure proper handling of PATH client information in HMIS for covered programs under 42 CFR Part 2; and
  • Be active and informed participants in local conversations regarding privacy and confidentiality procedures.
To register for this webinar, go to: 
Please contact Joe Manney at for registration questions and assistance. 
Laura Rosas, J.D., M.P.H.,  serves as Lead Public Health Advisor of the Health Information Technology Team at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), where she leads a team focusing on privacy issues, technologies, client and patient engagement through health information technology (IT), and electronic clinical quality measures. Prior to joining SAMHSA, Ms. Rosas served as a Senior Advisor to the Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT. Ms. Rosas has broad experience in health care, particularly in public health, privacy and security, and health IT. Prior to her role at ONC, Ms. Rosas served as Director of Privacy and Compliance at the Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In that role, she led PCIP's efforts to incorporate privacy and security into electronic health record implementation to providers throughout New York City. Ms. Rosas received a law degree and a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.
Kate Tipping, J.D., is a Public Health Advisor with SAMHSA's Health Information Technology Team, and works primarily on privacy issues. Previously, she worked for the ONC for Health Information Technology, where she focused on behavioral health issues and served as a project officer for the State Health Information Exchange Program. Prior to joining ONC, Ms. Tipping was a legislative analyst and a project officer for health information technology and telehealth grants in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She received a law degree from Widener University and a bachelor?s degree in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

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